17 October – 18 November 2018
Opening reception: 17 October, 5pm
Galerie Annexe, Ottawa Art Gallery
50 Mackenzie King Bridge, Ottawa, ON, K1N 0C5
Galerie Annexe, at the Ottawa Art Gallery is pleased to present new works by Ottawa artist Patrice Stanley. EMPYREAN includes over 25 works from Stanley’s newest series of paintings on wood panel, canvas and Mylar.
Ms. Stanley is a contemporary landscape painter; her work is fundamentally connected to "place”. Each series she has undertaken has derived from time spent away, mostly artists residencies, whereby site-specific influences imbue her work. She travels to places that inspire her to fully absorb and consider how to apply what she is experiencing, seeing, and learning to pictorial representation. Underlying themes in her work deal with transcendence, mortality, and the sublime. By distilling sometimes fleeting atmospheric conditions on panel, canvas, or Mylar, she intentionally moves the viewer; to have them focus upon the transcendent power of the land, to convey a subjective and highly emotional response to nature. Having always been compelled by land and sky, Stanley follows the tradition of Canadian landscape painting but brings it into a contemporary context.
Gallery hours: 9am – 9pm daily